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Caring for society

Providing greater access to healthcare solutions and improving the lives of people in the communities where we operate are important to Smith & Nephew.

We support improved access to healthcare solutions through professional medical education, product donation and support of surgeon-led philanthropic activities.

Employee volunteering initiatives, direct donation of funds to qualifying charities and employee gift matching are the major avenues to improving the lives of people in the communities where we operate.

Together these initiatives bring our vision to life (supporting healthcare professionals in their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients) whilst fully engaging our employees in the journey.

Corporate giving

We believe that the selection and management of charity recipients is best accomplished at the local level, driven by our guiding principles of pioneering approach, securing wider access, and enabling better outcomes:

  • health and human services: organisations who increase access to healthcare and human services
  • education – STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics): organisations providing equal access to education opportunities and programmes, particularly those in STEM subjects
  • environment: organisations and programmes that protect and provide wider access to local natural resources and promote sustainable initiatives

Smith & Nephew applies strict criteria to ensure that we only support charities and other non-profit organisations that adhere to appropriate ethical standards.

In 2016, our philanthropic activities totalled $14m.

Read how our Hull employees gave a helping hand to landmine victims

Read about our Total Warrior fundraising for local Hull charities

Sustainability report 2017

Sustainability is better business.


Case studies

Read the stories behind our Sustainability Strategy

Case studies